Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan to play Lady Macbeth at the Almeida theatre. Photograph: Steve Granitz/WireImage

The four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan is to make her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth in a “feminist” version of Shakespeare’s tragedy at the Almeid(...)

Aidan Turner as Leonardo Da Vinci: One gets the sense he does not savour the celebrity that came with his star-making performance in Poldark.

Hello, Aidan Turner. We are, of course, still in the nether-world of Zoom, but I get a sense the Clondalkin man – currently in Toronto – really is ha(...)

Just a minute...generations have taken their pronounciation lead from Loo-tenant Columbo (Peter Falk, above)

You learn something new every day. Every now and then you learn something you already knew but didn’t know you already knew. Looking through some old(...)

When the curtain came down on Our New Girl, did it come down on innovative programming along with it? Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

One billion years ago, before the advent of TikTok musicals and streamed monologues on YouTube, plays were staged in buildings called theatres. It’s d(...)

Ken Madden and Beth-Ann Smith of Lismore Food Company in the kitchen with their book of hand-written recipes. Picture: Patrick Browne

The house that Beth-Ann Smith and Ken Madden share is full of laughter, no small amount of intriguing gins, and plenty of biscuits. The kitchen is als(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

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Derbhle Crotty and Garry Hynes before rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard, a Druid production

Power comes in many forms. There is physical power, inherited power, seized power. There is the extraordinary and frequently unexpected power of stron(...)

Saoirse Ronan is selling her five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Co Wicklow. Photomontage: The Irish Times

Having already blazed a trail in the world of film, with her first Oscar nomination at the age of 14 and the Golden Globe award for best actress in 20(...)

Locked and loaded: The Roaring Banshees

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Brian Watkins: The staircase was his own eureka, ‘the predominant image which guided the whole creation of the thing’

Marie Mullen, the acclaimed actor, appears to be literally run off her feet. Calling out instructions, she quickly ascends a three-storey wooden stair(...)

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